Police have arrested a Nashville woman and charged her with child neglect after discovering her two young children home alone.
Julieta Martinez-Ramirez allegedly left her 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son at her house on Morrow Road while she went shopping, according to a warrant issued for her arrest. Martinez-Ramirez initially told a police officer — who had been waiting with her children for 40 minutes when she arrived — that she had left to take her sister to work. When the officer discovered Martinez-Ramirez does not have a sister living in Tennessee, he determined she had been shopping.
A UPS driver had been to the house two consecutive days to find the children answering the door and home alone, and decided to alert police.
Martinez-Ramirez posted bond on Feb. 6, according to court records. Child neglect is a Class-E felony.